The district administration has decided to keep the plying of goods-laden trucks through Daulatdia-Paturia river route for six days from October 13 to ensure smooth journey of homebound people ahead of Eid-ul-Azha.
However, trucks carrying sacrificial animals will remain outside the purview of the restriction.
The decision came at a meeting of the district administration held at Paturia Ferry Ghat (terminal).
The ban will remain in force till October 18.
At the meeting, it was decided that a total of 14 ferries will operate on the river route to transport vehicles and passengers during the Eid rush.
Besides, 34 launches (passengers’ ships) will remain in service to cross bus passengers.
The meeting also decided to deploy adequate number of law enforcers, including plainclothes ones, and conduct mobile court operation to maintain the law and order in both Daulatdia and Paturia ghats.
Presided over by deputy commissioner M Masud Karim, the meeting was attended, among others, by police super Bidhan Tripura, Shibalaya upazila nirbahi officer (UNO) KM Galib Khan, officer-in-charge of Shibalaya Police Station Abul Kalam Azad, deputy general manager of Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) Shahadat Hossain and office secretary of Launch Owners’ Association Yusuf Ali.